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it is not as easy as it sounds. you have really helped grow that program. i also worked as a supervisor for my company. that was down in the south bay. it was really fun, but i was also shortly thereafter offered -- i taught at the program and make sure that they are doing a good job maintaining all of the clearance is the need to to make sure that we are not starting things on fire. i go and basically report to pg&e and let them know how they are doing, how their vegetation management program is doing. that is my professional
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experience. i feel like the experience i have had within pg&e is so broad that i have a very good understanding of what their program entails. there is a lot of history that pg&e has in this city. there has been some conflict. it can only help things because we can see plans that are put forward and we can know if it is going to dovetail or butt heads. we can know if this is going to be a point of contention or not. it is kind of a unique aspect to bring to this committee. i also have a certified while left protector, and other program that is offered for
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certified arborist. i think it is another aspect that can have light shed on the outreach of the forestry council. i also have taken courses, i don't know if you are familiar -- supervisor kim: i was going to ask you what that was. >> how to describe it? it is a way of assessing an organization for the low hanging fruit of how you might optimizes system -- optimize the system.
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it is involve the maltese the process for you take in a project. you can apply it to almost any situation. but to assess what are some of the shortcomings, how might we approve this -- improve this and figure out a whole circle of steps. it is a much more involved process. it is about to identify areas that can use improvement and taking the steps to make that happen. several training programs focus on that. i can see that it could have a lot of application there. supervisor kim: thank you so much for being here. are there any follow-up questions for my colleagues? seeing none, thank you again. >> great, thank you. i'm really excited about this,
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so -- [laughter] supervisor kim: we appreciate the enthusiasm. at this time i will now open up for public comment. is there any public comment on this item? please come up. >> good afternoon. my name is joe, and i'm a student at the college. i'm a first-year horticulture student. when i started last fall i wasn't sure what direction or what i'd encounter at city college, and malcolm is the type of person i had hoped for. he is inspirational. his base of knowledge in horticulture is amazing. my head is usually bursting after four hours of lecture, so he's very thorough and very knowledgeable. you can see other students being very inspired by this in our class, students much
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younger than myself. we're going to have very long careers in horticulture, and you just see them being influenced by him. and for the last six weeks of class this semester, we have a team project where we're already going out in the field. we're volunteering as teams. my team has worked right on campus restoring natural plant life, so this is our experience right now. thank you. >> thank you so much for being here. you have some great students. all right. any other public comment at this time? seeing none, public comment is now closed. [gavel pounds] colleagues, any suggestions or thoughts? we have three applicants for two seats. mr. hillen and ms. shirttor seat one and ms. suths land for
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seat three. it's my understanding that mr. hilland does not qualify for seat three, since his certification has lapsed. >> thanks, supervisor kim. i think, once again, we have a lot of great applicants here. for both seats. it seems to me that megan is the only one qualified for seat three, so i think that is, at least in my opinion, an easy one. the first one is obviously much tougher. two people who are currently assigned and one person who couldn't be here the last time. that means that in the future we'd love to find a way to get bonnie back on. but right now i find it difficult, and mr. hilland is a strong candidate to continue to serve and so would support him continuing in seat one and then megan for seat three. supervisor kim: so we have a motion to move forward. mr. hilland for seat one and
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ms. suts land for seat three, with recommendation to the full board. i see no objection. i just really want to add, again, this is the tough part of being on rules committee is how qualified our applicants are and continue every week at the level of expertise and enthusiasm for the folks that come on for a variety of activities and task forces that have knowledge. i'm not an expert in that area. i want to work with miss sharp on potentially bringing you back in some other capacity. i think in terms of fulfilling the education seat, which is seat one, mr. hilland is clearly an instructor and teaches many classes seems perfect. ms. sut they areland, it's great to have you, and we appointed another new member and it's good to have new membership on the committee as well. we really appreciate your enthusiasm coming to our
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commiment. i think we have no objections to this mocks with recommendation to the full board. thank you so much for coming to rules committee. madam clerk, can you please call item number four. >> item number four, considering appointing two members to the in-home supportive services public authority. there are two seats and two applicants. supervisor kim: thank you. i believe that both applicants are here today. i actually think that one applicant informed us she would not be able to be here today due to a prior conflict. and we have mr. boyd here. please come up. again, both of these seats are re-appointments and they both sit on this committee currently. thank you so much for your service in this committee thus far.
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>> is that it? >> if you'd like to share a little bit about yourself, your interests on this committee and your qualifications, you can be very brief. >> ok, i'll just briefly impress you. i worked for many years with ed roberts, who is probably the greatest figure in disability history. he was just given a day, all california children and public education and state employees as of this year and from now on will be educated as to his life work. he basically put in-home care and independent living on the map. he was paralyzed from the neck down for 45 years, got a ph.d. at u.c. after having to sue him in 1962 because they wouldn't allow disabled people to attend higher education. when he died his obituary in los angeles said he was the caesar chavez of disability. washington, d.c. called him the
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martin luther king of disability. they said he was the national mahatma gandhi on disability. as of next year everyone in california and possibly across the country, as george miller introduced the bill, a national day. supervisor kim: thank you, mr. boyd. at this time we'll open it up for public comment. two minutes. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i'm patrick from the san francisco public authority. i thought since mike said so much about ed, i'd say a little bit about mike. mike, as you know, has been on our board for many years. he's been involved in disability politics for about 40 years. he's a home-care worker himself. he was a specialist assistant to ed roberts and traveled all
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over the world with him teaching disability politics. he's also been a union steward. he represents -- continues to represent the public authority at many conferences, and i wanted to add he also has the full support of -- of staff liaison and also his fellow board members. thank you. supervisor kim: thank you so much for being here. we really appreciate the work that ihsf does for our city. any other public comment at this time? seeing none, public comments is now closed. colleagues, we have two applicant for two seats and we have a motion. >> sure. i'd say mr. boyd, thank you for your service. i think the motion to move mr. boyd forward with recommendation for seat one and continue seat 13 to the call of the chair. without hearing from someone in person, it's a little bit challenging. supervisor kim: we'll hear from the department, yes, please. >> yeah, i just wanted to add,
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i think alice wanted to extends to all of you a statement. maybe i could read that. supervisor kim: we actually have the statement, so -- >> well, alice has been on our board for many years. she served and is currently serving her third term as board president. she's a staff research associate at ucsf working on person care assistance and issues. unfortunately, she apologized for not being able to be here today, but she's been a great asset to our board and continues to be, so i'd also like to add, of course, that she has the full support of staff and her fellow board members. thank you. supervisor kim: thank you. is there any issue, if we do continue this item, in terms of meetings or quorum? i know that she chairs the task committee, for us to continue it to a time where she can be here in front of us? >> i don't know of any. she has a regular job, so i
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don't know if that was the conflict or what, but -- supervisor kim: ok, thank you. i'm happy to move forward, mr. boyd, for seat one. i'm happy to continue seat 13. and i'm also happy to move forward with the recommendation as well. >> i'd suggest we move her forward. there are no other applicants. if there were other applicants, maybe, but her history would be good, so i suggest we move both names forward with recommendations. supervisor kim: ok. so without objection, we will move forward. both mr. boyd for seat one and ms. wong for seat 13 with recommendation to the full board without objection. madam clerk, can you please call item number five. >> ordinance amending coordination in the code enforcement efforts of city
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departments and to establish code enforcement activities. supervisor kim: thank you. we have heard from the sponsor of this legislation that it's his intent to file this ordinance. before that, we do need to hear public comment on the motion to file. any public comment at this time on this item? seeing none, public comments is now closed. may we have a motion to file this item? thank you. can we do this without objection? so we will move this item forward -- i'm sorry. we will file this ordinance. madam clerk, do you have any further announcements? >> no, madam chair. supervisor kim: seeing none, this meeting is now adjourned. thank you colleagues and members of the public. [meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m..]
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>> i'm your host of "culturewire," and today, here at electric works in san francisco. nice to see you today. thanks for inviting us in and showing us your amazing facility today. >> my pleasure.
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>> how long has electric works been around? >> electric works has been in san francisco since the beginning of 2007. we moved here from brisbane from our old innovation. we do printmaking, gallery shows, and we have a fabulous retail store where there are lots of fun things to find. >> we will look at all of that as we walk around. it is incredible to me how many different things you do. how is it you identify that san francisco was in need of all these different services? >> it came from stepping out of graduate school in 1972. i wrote a little thing about how this is an idea, how our world should work. it should have printmaking, archiving, a gallery. it should have a retail store. in 1972, i wanted to have art sales, point-of-sale at the grocery store. >> so you go through the
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manifesto. with the bay area should have. you are making art incredibly accessible in so many different ways, so that is a good segue. let's take a walk around the facilities. here we are in your gallery space. can you tell me about the current show? >> the current show is jeff chadsey. he is working on mylar velum, a smooth, beautiful drawing surface. i do not know anyone that draws as well as he does. it is perfect, following the contours and making the shape of the body. >> your gallery represents artists from all over, not just the bay area, an artist that work in a lot of different media. how to use some of what you look for in artists you represent? >> it is dependent on people are confident with their materials. that is a really important
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thing. there is enough stuff in the world already. >> you also have in his current show an artist who makes sculpture out of some really interesting types of materials. let's go over and take a look at that. here we are in a smaller space. project gallery. >> artists used the parameters of this space to find relationships between the work that is not out in the big gallery. >> i noticed a lot of artists doing really site-specific work. >> this is a pile of balloons, something that is so familiar, like a child's balloon. in this proportion, suddenly, it becomes something out of a dream. >> or a nightmare. >> may be a nightmare. >> this one over here is even harder to figure out what the initial material is. >> this is made out of puffy paint.
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often, kids use it to decorate their clothes. she has made all these lines of paint. >> for the pieces we are looking at, is there a core of foam or something in the middle of these pieces that she built on top of? >> i'm not telling. >> ah, a secret. >> this silver is aluminum foil, crumbled of aluminum foil. her aesthetic is very much that quiet, japanese spatial thing that i really admire. their attention to the materiality of the things of the world. >> this is a nice juxtaposition you have going on right now. you have a more established artists alongside and emerging artists. is that something important to you as well? >> very important in this space, to have artists who really have not shown much. now let's look at other aspects
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of electric works operation. let's go to the bookstore. >> ok. >> in all seriousness, here we are in your store. this is the first space you encounter when you come in off the street. it has evolved since you open here into the most amazingly curious selection of things. >> this was the project for the berkeley art museum. it was -- this is from william wiley's retrospective, when he got up onstage to sing a song, 270 people put on the cat. >> it is not just a bookstore. it is a store. can you talk us through some of your favorites? >> these are made in china, but they are made out of cattails. >> these pieces of here, you have a whale head and various animals and their health over there, and they are jewelry.
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>> we do fund raisers for nonprofits, so we are doing a project for the magic theater, so there are some pretty funny cartoons. they are probably not for prime time. >> you sort of have a kind of holistic relationship where you might do merchandise in the store that promotes their work and practice, and also, prince for them. maybe we should go back and look at the print operation now. >> let's go. >> before we go into the print shop, i noticed some incredible items you have talked back here. what are we standing in front of? >> this is william wiley, only one earth. this is a print edition. there are only eight total, and what we wanted to do was expand the idea of printmaking.
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this is really an art object. there we go. >> besides the punball machine, what do you produce in limited edition? >> there is the slot machine. if you win the super jackpot, you have saved the world. >> what about work? >> the right design, it was three volumes with lithographs in each volume. the cab of count dracula with 20 lithographs inside and lined with beaver fur. really special. >> let's move on to the print shop. >> ok. the core of what we do is making things. this is an example. this is a print project that will be a fund-raiser for the
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contemporary music players. we decided to put it in the portfolio so you could either frame at or have it on your bookshelf. >> so nonprofits can come to you, not just visual are nonprofits, but just nonprofits can come to you, and you will produce prints for them to sell, and the profits, they can keep. >> the return on investment is usually four times to 10 times the amount of investment. this is for the bio reserve in mexico, and this is one of the artists we represent. >> you also make prints for the artists that you represent. over here are some large prints by a phenomenal artist. >> he writes these beautiful things. anyone who has told you paradise is a book of rules is -- has only appeared through the windows. this is from all over coffee. we are contract printers for all
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kinds of organizations all across the country. >> thank you very much for showing us around today. i really appreciate you taking the time to let me get better acquainted with the operation and also to share with our "culturewire" team.
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>> the public wants to access particular information about your house or neighborhood we point them to gis. gis is a combination of maps and data. not a graphic you see on a screen. you get the traffic for the streets the number of crimes for a police district in a period of time. if the idea of combining the different layerce of information and stacking them on top of each other to present to the public. >> other types of gis are web based mapping systems. like google earth, yahoo maps. microsoft. those are examples of on line mapping systems that can be used to find businesses or get driving directions or check on traffic conditions. all digital maps. >> gis is used in the city of
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san francisco to better support what departments do. >> you imagine all the various elements of a city including parcels and the critical infrastructure where the storm drains are. the city access like the traffic lights and fire hydrants. anything you is represent in a geo graphic space with be stored for retrieval and analysis. >> the department of public works they maintain what goes on in the right-of-way, looking to dig up the streets to put in a pipe. with the permit. with mapping you click on the map, click on the street and up will come up the nchgz that will help them make a decision.
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currently available is sf parcel the assessor's application. you can go to the assessor's website and bring up a map of san francisco you can search by address and get information about any place in san francisco. you can search by address and find incidents of crime in san francisco in the last 90 days. we have [inaudible] which allows you to click on a map and get nchldz like your supervisor or who your supervisor is. the nearest public facility. and through the sf applications we support from the mayor's office of neighborhood services. you can drill down in the neighborhood and get where the newest hospital or police or fire station.
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>> we are positive about gis not only people access it in the office but from home because we use the internet. what we used to do was carry the large maps and it took a long time to find the information. >> it saves the city time and money. you are not taking up the time of a particular employee at the assessor's office. you might be doing things more efficient. >> they have it ready to go and say, this is what i want. >> they are finding the same things happening on the phone where people call in and ask, how do i find this information? we say, go to this website and they go and get the information easily. >> a picture tells a thousand stories. some say a map


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